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fighting the cease-fire that could be in the works between israel and gaza. >>> new controversy for the voice of elmo. the new accuser who stepped for. . >>> in the mideast news of a cease-fire could be announced shortly. u.s. is stepping up diplomatic efforts. deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks continue. t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: this morning an israeli man armed with an ax and knife stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv the guard was wounded but fired off a few shots, security wrestled the man to the ground. president obama is sending secretary of state clinton to the mideast to help work out a cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with col
. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and domestic media offices. islamic jihad said the strike killed one of its top leaders. day six, israeli aircraft has not let up, one strike was captured on video behind cnn's anderson cooper. it was deja vu for cooper who experienced the same thing yesterday, live on the air. >> whoa! >> reporter: over the weekend israel was targeting hopes of hamas activists one strike took out 10 members of one family, four were children thousands attended their funeral today. at the same time dozens of hamas rockets fired into israel, one hit an empty school. >> i very much hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> reporter: an israeli official says his country wants a diplomatic solution. prime minister netan
. real fear this afternoon an all-out war between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather, to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is vowing to shutdown in three hours and >>> there is a new health alert about the popular energy drink 5 hour energy. federal officials say the ding a factor in at least 13 death -- say the dri
was reached about 90 minutes ago. we want to take you live to jerusalem to israel this is israeli president benjamin netanyahu. he has confirmed the truce this morning he's speaking live. he says he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beginning just now, includes that after 24 hours of quiet gaza's border crossings with israel will be open. over the course of this weeklong conflict, 147 palestinians in gaza have been killed. five israelis dead in the co
. >>> in the middle east this morning, israel is moving a step to a possible ground defensive in gaza calling up 16,000 reservists. sporadic shelling continues to rattle israel. they are trying to negotiate a truce. the shells fell in your for the first time in 1970. 23 palestinians and three israelis have been killed since the violence erupted on wednesday. >> kristen: david petraeus testified on capitol hill in his first public appearance sex scandal made him step down. the private hearing is focusing on what he knew about the deadly attack in benghazi. he said the attacks were a terrorist strike not a spontaneous protest. he did tell lawmakers he was sorry about his affair, but it had nothing to do with his handling of libya. >> cheryl: snother showdown in washington, congressional leaders are confident that can reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff and risk of a new recession. taxes on all americans are set to go up if they can't reach a deal. republicans want to reduce the deficit by closing tax loopholes >> kristen: mike nicco is talking about the rain. how much more. >> it's been pretty li
an impact and obviously, israel, which is having grave concerns, as we do, for example, about movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. it could have an impact on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. my envoys will be traveling and meeting with people. we consider them a legitimate representative of the as operations -- aspirations of the syrian people. it's a broad-based representative group. one of the questions we'll continue to press is making sure that the opposition is committed to a democratic syria, an inclusive syria, a moderate syria. we have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition. and one of the things that we have to be on guard about, particularly talking about arming opposition figures, is that we're not indirectly putting arms in the handles of folks who would do americans harm or israelis or otherwise engage in actions that are detrimental to our national security. we're constantly probing and work
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